What's new

December 2017

Panopto will be upgraded to the latest version on Saturday 16 December 2017. The main changes that will affect us are:

  • You will be able to create a playlist of recordings within a Blackboard course. You could use this to collect together recordings on a particular topic and present them in the recommended order. Students can watch the playlist from the Panopto Video area in Blackboard.
  • When re-watching a recording, it will automatically resume at the previous position.
  • Minor improvements to viewing statistics. If you download the statistics for a recording or folder, you will be able to see how people watched the recordings (for example on a mobile or desktop computer).  See the Check viewing figures page for instructions on how to view and download statistics.
  • Support for 360 degree video. You will be able to upload videos captured  by 360 degree cameras and watch them in the Panopto player and VR headsets such as Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift.

September 2017: Handling 2016/17 recordings

The Panopto recordings from 2016/17 have been moved to a subfolder in Panopto and made unavailable to students, to ensure that they aren't visible to new students. Staff can still access these recordings but they are hidden from students.

For modules which have re-sits, this process was carried out between 11 September 2017 and 22 September 2017. Where there were no re-sits, the process started earlier, on 4 September 2017.

If you need to make last year's recordings available to your students, you can do this as follows:

  1. Open your Blackboard course and click on the Panopto Video option in the left-hand menu
  2. Click on the Archive 2016-17 folder to open it
    Archive folder
  3. To make all the recordings in the list available to students:
    1. Click the Settings option in the top right
      Folder settings in Bb
    2. Choose Settings on the left
    3. Choose the option “immediately” under Availability
  4. If you just want to make individual recordings available, you can do this in the usual way: Make available in Blackboard

If you have recordings that need to be moved out of the archive folder and into the main list for reuse, please follow the instructions on the Move a recording help page.

June 2017

The main changes in the new release available from Monday 12 June 2017 are:

  • Embed a YouTube video in your recording
  • Add a Quiz to a recording
  • Improvements to logging in to the manual recorder. In the old version of Panopto you had to click the Sign in with Blackboard button in order to login and make a manual recording. In the new version, the usual Blackboard login screen is displayed automatically without you having to click this button.
  • Record offline without logging in. In this version you can make a manual recording offline, without logging in. However you will need to login in order to upload the recording.
  • Improvements to the light indicators. The light indicators work in the same way as previously (i.e. press to pause and resume a recording) but the software has been improved to make them more reliable.

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